I am *almost* without comment.
Discuss among yourselves.
Santana’s Supernatural is more "Definitive" than anything by Prince, the Clash or Bruce Springsteen? Shania Twain’s Come On Over is more Definitive than Appetite For Destruction or The Chronic? Norah Jones’ debut ahead of Kind of Blue… the soundtrack to Grease ahead of What’s Going On? And so on and so on. Clearly, on this list, "definitive" = "commercially successful."
I understand that anytime you do a list like this, it’s subject to a lot of taste and judgment variation. But mostly, it’s very, very clear that this list was done with heavy input from music RETAILERS, rather than music producers, or music lovers. So why not just list the 200 best-selling albums of all time, and drop any pretense of quality or influence or anything like that?
Anyway, please discuss.